- Chandigarh Wildlife Deptt organises Wildlife’ trekking expedition between Nepli Gate of Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary and Kansal Log Hut
- The Wildlife Trek is approximately 9.5 Km in length and passes through three Hillocks.
The Department of Forests & Wildlife, Chandigarh on Tuesday organised ‘Walk for Wildlife’ trekking expedition between Nepli Gate of Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary and Kansal Log Hut.
The Wildlife Trek is approximately 9.5 Km in length and passes through three Hillocks reaching a maximum height of 1500 feet.
Around 1800 people participated the trek which include School children, general public and nature enthusiasts.
The participants were divided into groups and each group was having one Forest Official and Group Leader. State Aids Control Society of UT Chandigarh also participated in the event by staging Quiz and Skit on Aid Control & Wildlife.
Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests & Chief Wildlife Warden, UT Chandigarh said that the department has been conducting treks on regular basis on weekends either on Saturdays or Sundays .The calender for this year is already out and available on department website .
“These activities help in sensitizing the stakeholders, especially the children to appreciate the nature and to protect our valuable National treasure. I am sure that all these efforts of the department will disseminate the conservation message among the masses, which in turn will help all of us to protect and conserve the wildlife and their natural habitat”, Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests & Chief Wildlife Warden, UT Chandigarh said.
Walkathon on the theme of ‘Walk for Wildlife”
A Walkathon on the theme of ‘Walk for Wildlife’ at 9 AM was also organized at Sukhna
Lake in collaboration with NGO – Yuvsatta, Chandigarh, in which large number of International and National youth participated.
The Department is organizing
various programmes all throughout this week as part of Wildlife week including drawing and painting competition,photography exhibition, trekking to raise the awareness amongst all the
stakeholders to join hands together for conservation of wild flora and fauna for posterity.